Omnidawn Publishing, founded by Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, comes to McNally Jackson to celebrate new fall books and chapooks. With readings from forthcoming authors, Andrea Baker (Each Thing Unblurred is Broken), Eric Ekstrand (Laodicea), Claudia Keelan (The Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz), Douglas Piccinnini (Blood Oboe), Donald Revell (Essay: A Critical Memoir), Margaret Ross (A Time Share), Dan Rosenberg (Thigh's Hollow), and Susan Terrace (Memos).
Andrea Baker, Each Thing Unblurred is Broken: Andrea Baker is the author of Like Wind Loves a Window (Slope Editions 2005) which won the Slope Editions Book Prize; True Poems About The River Go Like This (Cannibal Books, 2008); and Gilda (Poetry Society of America, 2004), for which she was selected a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellow. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize.
Eric Ekstrand, Laodicea (winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize, selected by Donald Revell): Eric Ekstrand is a poet living and working in Winston-Salem, NC, where he was born and raised and where he lives with his husband, Danny, and his father, Ken. His first full-length collection, Laodicea, was selected by Donald Revell for the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Prize. He is the recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He graduated with his MFA from the University of Houston in 2010. He teaches creative writing and composition at Wake Forest University. His poems can be found in Poetry, jubilat, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, Bat City Review, and elsewhere.
Claudia Keelan, the Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz: Claudia Keelan is the author of 7 books of poetry, including UTOPIC, which won the Beatrice Hawley prize from AJB, and the verse/drama O, HEART (Barrow Street, 2014). TOMS is her first book of translations.
Douglas Piccinnini, Blood Oboe (Omnidawn): Douglas Piccinnini's writing has been featured by The Academy of American Poets, Antioch Review, Aufgabe, Diner Journal, NYTimes.com, Lana Turner, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Seattle Review, Vanitas, Verse and The Volta—among other publications. He is the author of Story Book: a novella (The Cultural Society, 2015).
Donald Revell, (Essay: A Critical Memoir) is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry, six volumes of translations and three of critical prose. He serves as Department Chair and Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Margaret Ross, A TIME SHARE (winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize, selected by Timothy Donnelly) Margaret Ross was born in New York City. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Conjunctions, Fence and The New Yorker. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught poetry writing at the International Writing Program and Yale College. Her work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Harvard and Stanford, where she is currently a Stegner Fellow.
Dan Rosenberg, Thigh's Hollow:(winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Prize, selected by Kazim Ali). Dan Rosenberg is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Crushing Organ and cadabra, as well as two chapbooks, A Thread of Hands and Thigh's Hollow. He also co-translated Miklavž Komelj's Hippodrome. His work has won the American Poetry Journal Book Prize and the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest, and his poems have appeared most recently in Beloit Poetry Journal, Paperbag, and Salt Hill. Rosenberg teaches literature and creative writing at Wells College and co-edits Transom.
Susan Terris, MEMOS Susan Terris’ most recent book is Ghost of Yesterday: New & Selected Poems (Marsh Hawk Press, 2013). Journal publications include The Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Field, and Ploughshares. A poem of hers from Field appeared in Pushcart Prize XXXI. She's editor of Spillway Magazine. Her chapbookMemos has just been published by Omnidawn. A poem from this book was selected by Sherman Alexie to be published in Best American Poetry 2015.